Archives for the Date September 13th, 2019

dhaaruni: agirltositaroundandglare: “No matter how otherwise constrained our circumstances, we can…

dhaaruni:

agirltositaroundandglare:

“No matter how otherwise constrained our circumstances, we can always choose each other, choose solidarity, choose effort. Every time we do, we’re making headway toward a new habit, a self-reinforcing orientation that alters the fabric of who we are and how we live.“

Charlotte Shane in Bookforum

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

“Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in…”

“Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life⁠—its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness⁠—conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.”

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation (via freelance-philosopher)

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